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Boost Your Credit Score, Fast

By Brent Vullings / June 19, 2017 / Comments Off on Boost Your Credit Score, Fast

If you are like most people, your credit score is rarely on your mind until you decide to apply for a loan. If you need to act quickly to improve your chances on being approved for a loan, there are several things you can do. Understanding the factors that go into your credit score can…

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Steps Against Phone Harassment

By Brent Vullings / June 12, 2017 / Comments Off on Steps Against Phone Harassment

Many Americans have been the victim to phone harassment from credit agencies and collection companies due to unpaid bills, or even worse, errors or mistakes on their credit reports. The Fair Credit Reporting Act is a protection law that helps defend the consumer and defines what collectors are and are not allowed to do. What…

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Avoid Being Caught in a Skimming Incident

By Brent Vullings / June 5, 2017 / Comments Off on Avoid Being Caught in a Skimming Incident

More and more occurrences of skimming have been arising in the last decade. Victims of this offense are typically caught unaware, because their debit cards are still in their possession. However, the next time they check their balances they realize vast amounts of fraudulent activity have occurred. But how? Let’s start at the beginning. What…

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Debt Collection Statute of Limitations: Know Your Rights!

By Brent Vullings / July 30, 2015 / Comments Off on Debt Collection Statute of Limitations: Know Your Rights!

Living with debt is a difficult proposition for most. You’ve undoubtedly been told by a financial advisor or loved one that there is good debt (home mortgage, auto loan, student loans) and bad debt (overdue credit cards). Regardless of the type of debt you have, all debt comes with a statute of limitations. If you’ve…

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Trending Debt Collection Topics – 6/26/15

By Brent Vullings / June 26, 2015 / Comments Off on Trending Debt Collection Topics – 6/26/15

The month of June is drawing to a close, and the first month of summer was dominated by a number of debt collection scams and consumer reaction in the court of law. All the news that was fit to print in the world of debt collection is conveniently wrapped up in the summary below. Phantom…

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How to Dispute Credit Report Errors with a Creditor

By Brent Vullings / June 15, 2015 / Comments Off on How to Dispute Credit Report Errors with a Creditor

If you discovered an error on your credit report, your first reaction is undoubtedly one of frustration. You pay your bills on time, live within your means, and avoid charging too many expenses to your credit cards. Despite your best efforts, inaccuracies or complete mistakes have appeared on your credit report and are dragging down…

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Trending Debt Collection Topics – 6/12/15

By Brent Vullings / June 12, 2015 / Comments Off on Trending Debt Collection Topics – 6/12/15

Another week has come and gone, and the news stories keep rolling in across the debt collection industry. In recent weeks, lawsuits and changes to consumer protection laws have dominated headlines. By and large, that trend remains, but light has also been shed on a number of scams making the rounds in America as debt…

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Trending Debt Collection Topics – 5/29/15

By Brent Vullings / May 29, 2015 / Comments Off on Trending Debt Collection Topics – 5/29/15

The month of May is almost over, and June is right around the corner. Before you can enjoy the full swing of summer, it’s time to catch up on the trending topics dominating the debt collection industry. Sweeping regulation changes and litigation are taking up all the headlines, but there are some outlying stories worth…

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Trending Debt Collection Topics – 5/25/15

By Brent Vullings / May 25, 2015 / Comments Off on Trending Debt Collection Topics – 5/25/15

With more and more Americans carrying debt, both good and bad, the number of debt collection news headlines is on the rise. From scams and lawsuits to changing laws, debt collection is a hot topic in America right now. The following topics are currently trending in the world of debt collection. Credit Reporting Agencies Will Change…

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How To Stop Phone Harassment From Debt Collectors?

By Brent Vullings / May 8, 2015 / Comments Off on How To Stop Phone Harassment From Debt Collectors?

Financial worries create additional stress that is damaging to your emotional and physical health. Dealing with the overdue notices and monthly bills from creditors is difficult enough without the harassing phone calls that often accompany your debt. You are no doubt aware of your financial distress, which means you don’t need the constant reminders from…

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